Heal at Home: Shorter Stays via Enhanced Care Transitions

May 31, 2022

About this Event

Key Learnings

• Standardizing care transition processes can reduce unnecessary utilization both before and after the patient is discharged from the hospital. In addition to better directing patients to the most appropriate care setting, physicians can discharge earlier because they have confidence that their patients will be well cared for.

• Building trust is a critical part of any successful partnership. Working together to align expectations and facilitating easy and effective communication can lay the foundation for an effective partnership that is rewarding for everyone involved.

• Care transitions are an important focal point for improving patient satisfaction. Patients that receive conflicting messaging from different providers, or witness poor communication between providers, can become confused and lose trust in their care providers.

Featured Speaker:

Dr. Peter Weir, M.D., M.P.H. currently serves as the Executive Medical Director of Population Health for the University of Utah. Dr. Weir trained as a Family Medicine physician and completed a Master’s of Public Health which sparked his interest in population health. He has a decade of experience working in the employer setting leading an onsite clinic that focused on improving health outcomes and reducing healthcare costs. Currently, he is developing programs that align the U Health system to provide high-value care. His responsibilities include creating and managing a high-risk clinic for Medicaid members, providing leadership for post-acute care, and creating a new curriculum for healthcare leaders to learn about healthcare systems. He is passionate about redefining how healthcare is delivered with a desire to make it affordable, accessible, and patient-centered.

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